Happy Birthday to The Road to Domestication! (And a GIVEAWAY!)

Yes indeed, it is the birthday of my sweet little blog!

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Three years ago today, I published the first post on this blog. I had no idea what I was doing. (Let’s face it – I still don’t! HA!) I didn’t know what would happen with it. All I knew was that I needed to have a creative writing outlet, and I hoped that would be what the blog would become. And it did! It became all that and more!

And you know what? I learned a few things along the way! (These things I’ve learned are mainly about blogging…but when I went back and looked at them, I realized they could apply to any part of life!)

1. Do what works for you

I came to the point when I realized that, unfortunately, I could not blog seven days a week. It just wasn’t happening. I mean, there are still only 24 hours in a day, right? Sometimes that seems like such a short period! So I had to modify things and do what worked best for me.

2. Blog about what you LOVE

I could easily get carried away on a variety of topics, but I make it a point to blog about things I love and nothing else. Kind of like I make it a point to only purchase clothing, or household decor, or anything else optional unless I LOVE it.

3. Create guidelines as you go

When you’re doing something new to you, there’s a lot of trial and error! So when you find something that works, and works well, make it standard practice!

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Happy Birthday to The Road to Domestication!

This Sunday is a special day for The Road to Domestication. A little over two years ago, I had an idea.

I was missing writing. For those of you who didn’t know, I double-majored in Journalism and Public Relations in college, and since nearly sending myself over the edge working as a magazine editor, I hadn’t done much writing. And I missed it terribly. I needed an outlet. Plus, I was getting ready to get married, and had all these lovely ideas in my head of what the “perfect” wife was like…all domestic and stuff.

I started an album on my Facebook page called The Road to Domestication, where I posted (and still post, occasionally) pics of all things domestic that I was involved in. But that didn’t help with the writing aspect.

I had never really followed any blogs before. And I had NO clue what I was doing…and probably still don’t most days! But I figured, what the heck – I’m gonna start a blog!

So I did! It looked like this:

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(It’s still active if you want to go back and see from whence I came – check it out HERE!)

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Our Story

You may have noticed that I didn’t blog yesterday. Yesterday was our anniversary, so we spent the whole day together! We reminisced a lot yesterday, so I thought I would take today and share “our story” with you all!

Jerrod was friends with my sister before he and I were friends, so for the longest time, I knew him as “her” friend. Seemed nice enough. Eventually, we were singing in the choir together at church, so I got to know him a little bit better then. Still seemed nice enough.

The turning point came when he did an internship at the office I managed, and we ended up spending a bit more time together. (He told me later that the whole reason he wanted that internship was so he could be around me…crazy guy!) I realized he actually wanted something more than friendship from me when he gave me a $150 gift certificate to a day spa for my birthday. Yeah, that got my attention, and totally freaked me out, I don’t mind saying!

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